Deanne Webb, 79
Thu, 08/11/2022 - 5:08pm admin
Aug. 19, 1942 —
Aug. 10, 2022
CRESCO - Deanne Webb, age 79, of Cresco, Iowa passed away on Aug. 10, 2022.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, Aug. 15, 2022 at 11 a.m. at Notre Dame Catholic Church in Cresco with Father Daniel Knipper and Reverend Andrew Marr officiating. A public visitation will be held on Sunday, Aug. 14, 2022 from 4-7 p.m. at Notre Dame Catholic Church and will continue one hour prior to Mass. She will be laid to rest at Calvary Cemetery after Mass.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks for memorials to be directed to Notre Dame Catholic Church, Notre Dame Catholic School, Evans Nursing Home or Howard County Community Hospice.
Deanne Marie Palmersheim was born on Aug. 19, 1942 to Earl L. Palmersheim and Delberta J. (Joerger) Palmersheim. She was the second born and first daughter of 13 children.
Deanne was taught by the Sisters of Mercy at the Immaculate Conception School in Elma, Iowa and was president of her graduating class in 1960. She attended the Rochester School of Practical Nursing and graduated in 1961 as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
She found the love of her life, LeRoy R. Webb, and the couple was married on Nov. 23, 1963. To this union were born five children, Scott (1964), Wanda (1966), Kurtis (1969), Andrew (1973) and Julie (1979).
She was blessed with a heart and the skill to care for and heal others. Nursing became the focus of her career throughout the years. When the children were almost completely raised, it was her turn to further her education and she achieved her RN degree from NEICC.
Deanne was further blessed with working in a hematology unit at the Mayo Clinic, helping to heal patients and families. It was the most difficult, yet most rewarding, part of her career.
She also enjoyed teaching, and taught CCD children for many years before she went to full-time career nursing. She was a leader of the Cloverleaf Neighbors and the Fremont Frontiers 4-H Clubs. Her community leadership also included being the president of the Rosary Society and president of the Country Winds Auxiliary.
Both Deanne and LeRoy served their local church in many roles, and she assisted in organizing and serving at hundreds of funerals. Together they enjoyed serving the local community as Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus.
She enjoyed making quilts as a creative outlet and for the camaraderie of others – creating numerous valued heirloom gifts for her family. She was instrumental in setting up a quilt display in the Arts and Crafts building to showcase local quilt artists and was active in the local Quilt Guild.
All through life, music was one of her greatest joys, including church music as well as piano and voice, which led to the couple singing in the church choir and the children all having gifts in music.
Deanne loved working in her garden with both flowers and vegetables – canning and providing wonderful food for the family.
It was a joy for her to raise her children, bringing all of her skills, talent and love into their lives. She loved her grandchildren and enjoyed making baked goods and handmade gifts for family gatherings.
She will be sadly missed, but her spunky spirit and sharp sense of humor will never be forgotten.
She is survived by her husband, LeRoy; children, Scott (Terri) Webb, Wanda (Dave) Boldon, Kurtis (Melissa) Webb, Andrew (Cris Hamilton) Webb and Julie (Dustin) Alcorn-Webb; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and siblings, Thomas (Pat) Palmersheim, Peter Palmersheim, Dorothy (Joseph) Weida, Daniel (Marian) Palmersheim, Roger (Pat) Palmersheim, Mary (Michael) Wenzel, Michael Palmersheim, Joseph (Joni) Palmersheim, Edward Palmersheim and Timothy (Belinda) Palmersheim.
She was preceded in death by her parents, infant brother Earl and brother Gerald.